|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Wu made an unannounced visit to this one story, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths corner house to conduct an Annual/Random inspection. Licensee and her assistant Tristan Elizalde were caring for 10 children (one of the child was licensee's grandchild), six children were under the age of two. Licensee had a U shape house with the front door facing one street, and two wings, one wing on the left (if you face the house from the street) was the garage that had two openings, one facing another street, the other opening facing the center court with a double glass doors. The garage could only be entered from outside of the house. The left wing was the child care room accessible through the double glass door, adjacent to the kitchen, the dinning room and main part of the house. there were sufficient toys and material inside the play room, and the center court had plenty of play structures over the concrete ground. The area was fenced with iron rod gate about 2-1/2 feet tall and enable the area as children's outdoor activity area. The kitchen and the bathroom children used were observed free of hazards. The back yard could be accessed through the sliding door from the kitchen/living room area, but it was only used for family members. Younger children napped in the portable cribs in some of the bedroom along the hall way (there were sun roof to provide light over the hall way), older children napped over mats in the family room adjacent to the living room. There was a child safety gate blocked the entrance between the child care room and the main portion of the house. The fire place in the family room was secured by a metal chain screen. There were no bodies of water observed at the premises. Licensee stated there were no guns or ammunition at home. Licensee participated in food program, but did not have children referred by CDR, nor did she have a foster child care license. Licensee had smoke detector and carbon monoxide installed on the wall and bedrooms, and one of them were tested and found in working condition today. Licensee conducted a fire/emergency drill on 2/15/2015. Licensee and her assistants Tristan Elizalde & Amanda Ross had CPR/First Aid certificates until 6/2016, but these were online training, and Licensing Department did not accept online training certificates; however, Licensee had certificate issued by California Department of Public Health as a Nurse Assistant, and the certificate was valid until 5/11/2016. LPA Wu discussed Incidental Medical Services (IMS) & PLAN with the licensee should she decide to take on the responsibility administering medication to children with special needs. Children's roster and files were reviewed.|
The report would continue to LIC809-C & LIC809D..